Blacktop Mojo Releases New LP’s Second Single

Courtesy: High Road Publicity

Courtesy: High Road Publicity

Blacktop Mojo has released another song from its latest full-length studio recording.

The band released the title track from its new album Burn The Ships this week via Revolver magazine.  It is the second single to be released from the album, which has already garnered critical acclaim from fans and critics alike.

The song, the band said in a collective statement, is about the journey to the point of the song’s (and album’s) creation and the journey ahead.

“We all quit our jobs at about the same time to make this record and play as much as possible—that was our all in, no going back moment,” the band’s members said.  “It reminded me of a story we heard from the 1500s about a Spanish explorer that sailed to conquer a territory.  Once they landed on the beach, he burned al the ships so all his men knew one thing was clear, there’s no going back.  That’s what this song is about, and that’s the story of our lives at the point of the record being created.”

‘Burn The Ships’ is streaming online now via the band’s official YouTube Channel.  Audiences can also hear the album’s lead single, ‘Pyromaniac’ while there, too.

Burn The Ships will be released in stores and online this coming Friday, March 10.  It can be pre-ordered online now via the band’s official Bandcamp page.

More information on ‘Burn The Ships’ is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.blacktopmojo.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BlacktopMojo

Twitter: http://twitter.com/BLACKTOPMOJO

 

 

 

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Mipso Releases New LP’s Lead Single

Courtesy: LiveLoud

Courtesy: LiveLoud

Mipso unveiled the lead single from its upcoming album Coming Down The Mountain this week.

The band released the album’s title track this week as its lead single.  The song is available now on all digital service providers and is streaming online here.

The Chapel Hill, NC-based band’s latest album will be released in stores and online on April 7, 2017.  Album pre-orders are open now here along with tickets to the band’s upcoming tour in support of its new album.

The band’s tour launches March 24 in St. Louis, MO.  It is currently in the midst of a string of dates in Colorado.  The band will be in Nederland, CO today, March 4.  It will be in Fort Collins, CO on March 5 and Breckenridge, CO on March 11.

After taking some time off, the band will head out on its Coming Down The Mountain tour beginning March 24.  The band’s current tour schedule is noted below.

MIPSO ON TOUR: 

3/4 Caribou Room Nederland, CO
3/5 Downtown Artery Fort Collins, CO
3/11 Ride On! Music and Beer Fest Breckenridge, CO

 

ALBUM RELEASE TOUR (Phase One) | SPRING 2017

 

3/24 The Firebird St. Louis, MO
3/25 Hi-Fi Indianapolis, IN
3/26 Gravel Roads Concerts Minburn, IA
3/29 Redstone Room Davenport, IA
3/30 Gabes Iowa City, IA
3/31 Turf Club St. Paul, MN
4/1 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
4/2 The Frequency Madison, WI
4/4 Otus Supply Fernale, MI
4/5 Woodlands Tavern Columbus, OH
4/6 Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh, PA
4/7 The Hamilton Washington, DC
4/8 MilkBoy Philadelphia, PA
4/9 The Broadberry Richmond, VA
4/19 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brookyln, NY
4/20 Columbus Theatre Providence, RI
4/21 One Longfellow Square Portland, ME
4/22 The Sinclair Cambridge, MA
4/23 Bearsville Theatre Woodstock, NY
4/24 Iron Horse Northampton, MD
4/26 The Avalon Theatre Easton, MD
4/27 The Southern Charlottesville, VA
4/28- 4/30 Merlefest Wilkesboro, NC
5/6 North Carolina Museum of Art Raleigh, NC
5/13 North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival Huntersville, NC
5/20 Forest Fest Fairdale, KY
6/15 – 6/18 Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival Grass Valley, CA

Additional tour dates to be announced

 

 

Coming Down The Mountain is Mipso’s fourth full-length studio recording.  The band’s previous recordings include long, long, gone (2012), Holler Pop (2013) and Time Reverie (2015).  That record proved to be the bands best work to date, landing at number one on Billboard’s Bluegrass Chart and in the Top 25 of the magazine’s Heatseekers Chart.  The Guardian named the album one of its Best Records of the Year.

As if that is not enough, the band—Jacob Sharp (mandolin, vocals), Wood Robinson (bass, vocals), Joseph Terrell (guitar, vocals) and Libby Rodenbough (fiddle, vocals)—was called a favorite 2016 festival performer by Rolling Stone magazine.

More information on Mipso’s new single album and tour is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.mipsomusic.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mipsomusic

Twitter: http://twitter.com/mipsomusic

 

 

 

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Daybreak Embrace Streaming ‘The Moment’ Video Now

Daybreak Embrace is on the verge of being embraced by the masses thanks to its new video.

The Florida-based rock outfit released the video for its latest single ‘The Moment’ earlier this month.  According to the description on the band’s CD Baby website, the song is meant to be “a tribute to the fans and family gained on a cross-continent journey full of love, life and loud music.

The video sets the song against footage of the band performing at Woodstock Poland 2016.  For those unfamiliar with the currently unsigned act, the song conjures thoughts of Shinedown, Pop Evil, Five Finger Death Punch and others of that ilk.  The video is streaming online now here.

Courtesy: High Road Publicity

Courtesy: High Road Publicity

‘The Moment’ is just the latest of Daybreak Embrace’s works.  The band already has two EPs under its belt.  Its most recent release is 2013’s Mercury.  More information on ‘The Moment’ and all of Daybreak Embrace’s music and news is available online now at:

 

 

 

Website: http://daybreakembrace.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/daybreakembrace

Twitter: http://twitter.com/DaybreakEmbrace

 

 

 

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Nova Collective Unveils ‘Dancing Machines’ Video

Courtesy: Metal Blade Records

Courtesy: Metal Blade Records

The Nova Collective unveiled this week, the video for the lead single from its upcoming debut album The Further Side, which will be released March 10 via Metal Blade Records.

The band—comprised of members of Between The Buried and Me, Haken, Trioscapes and Cynic—unveiled an in-studio video featuring a performance of the album’s lead single ‘Dancing Machines.’ The video can be viewed online now here.

Courtesy: Metal Blade Records

Courtesy: Metal Blade Records

The song’s arrangement is a composition that will appeal to fans of Scale The Summit, Liquid Tension Experiment, Trioscapes and others of that ilk.

The Further Side will be available on CD, black 180-gram vinyl, and limited edition clear-red marble LP as well as via digital outlets.  The record’s clear-red marble pressing is being limited to only 200 copies, so supplies of that pressing are very limited.  Audiences can pre-order The Further Side online now here.

Nova Collective was born in 2014 when bassist Dan Briggs (Between the Buried and Me, Trioscapes) and guitarist Richard Henshall (Haken) starting discussing music via e-mail.  The pair fleshed out some demos not long after discussions started. Drummer Matt Lynch (Trioscapes, Cynic) and keyboardist Pete Jones (ex-Haken) came on board not too much later, helping to finish the album.

The band was written and composed on both sides of the Atlantic.  Session files were shared between the band’s members until it was possible for them to rehearse and record the music together.

Those joint sessions began in early 2015 with engineer Jamie King (Between the Buried and Me, The Contortionist) at the helm.  Rich Mouser (Transatlantic, Spock’s Beard, Neal Morse Band) mixed the record.

More information on The Nova Collective’s new video is available online along with all of the latest updates on its upcoming album and more at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.metalblade.com/novacollective

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/novacollectivefusion

 

 

 

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The Band Perry Debuts New Single, ‘Stay In The Dark’

Courtesy: Interscope Records

Courtesy: Interscope Records

The Band Perry is known to audiences around the world as one of country music’s biggest acts.  However this year, the band will change things up and release its first-ever pop record in the form of My Bad Imagination.  In anticipation of that record’s upcoming release, the trio debuted the album’s lead single this week.

The band debuted the song ‘Stay in the Dark’ this week via Interscope Records.  The keyboard-driven composition is a dramatic departure from the band’s country compositions.  It is a work that fans of Katy Perry and other acts of her ilk will enjoy.  The song is streaming now on the band’s YouTube channel.

Courtesy: Interscope Records

Courtesy: Interscope Records

Neil Perry echoed that statement. He said the song’s arrangement was meant to exhibit the band’s growth.

“Creatively, ‘Stay in the Dark’ brings forward some of the elements we’ve always been known for as The Band Perry while introducing our fans to the all new sounds we’ve been working with,” Perry said.

Reid Perry said lyrically, the song is a love song at its core, adding it has far more meaning than just that one story for the siblings.

“In the literal sense ‘Stay in the Dark’ is about getting close to the one you love, closing the curtains and escaping from the wilds of the world together for the night,” Perry said.  “For us though, it has so many meanings, and we’re looking forward to seeing how our fans find themselves in it.”

Kimberly Perry agreed with her brothers as she talked about the song and the direction in which it finds the band moving.

“As we’ve been thinking about our transition from our last two albums to this one, I’ve interpreted lyrics more as metaphor with ‘I just want to stay in the dark’ meaning I want to stay romantic, imaginative and naïve,” Perry said. “I want to believe in what I can’t see.  I want to keep walking forward.  Chances and bold moves are always the ones that carry you the furthest in life – and for most of us we’ve got to ignore the naysayers and just take the leap.”

The Band Perry will perform its new single Tuesday night on NBC’s Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.  House drummer Questlove will handle drumming duties on the song.  The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon airs Monday through Friday at 11:35 p.m. EST.

Fans can purchase ‘Stay in the Dark’ online now at iTunes and Amazon.  It can also be streamed online at Apple Music, Google Play and Spotify.  More information on ‘Stay In The Dark’ is available online now along with all of The Band Perry’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.thebandperry.com

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Twitter: http://twitter.com/thebandperry

 

 

 

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Seasons For Change Unveils ‘Sky’ Video

Seasons for Change has unveiled the video for its latest single.

The band unveiled the video for ‘Sky’ last week.  The song is taken from the band’s 2016 debut EP Timeless Collective.  SFC front man Kenta said ‘Sky’ is “the first song we ever worked on together as a band.”  He added of the song’s video, The music video for ‘Sky’ represents our passion and motivation.  We’ve been incredibly fortunate to have such amazing friends help us with the making of it.  Thanks to them and our supporters.”

The video features the band performing its song against a background wall covered in lights.  Its cinematography features various angles of the band throughout the course of its nearly four-minute run time.  Audiences can see the video online now here.

Courtesy: Famined Records

Courtesy: Famined Records

Audiences can stream Timeless Collective now via YouTube and around the world on various streaming platforms.  More information on Seasons For Change’s new video is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

Website: https://seasonsforchange.bandcamp.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SeasonsforChangeHK

Twitter: http://twitter.com/SeasonsforChangeHK

 

 

 

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Zakk Wylde Unveils ‘Lost Prayer’ Video

Zakk Wylde debuted the video for his latest single this week.

Wylde unveiled the video for the song ‘Lost Prayer’ this week. The song is the latest single to be released from Wylde’s latest album Book of Shadows II.  The album was released April 8, 2016.

The video is streaming online now here.  It combines footage of Wylde performing the song in a dimly lit studio and actors playing out certain parts to illustrate the song’s message of overcoming difficult situations in life. The end result is another song that, as Wylde has said before, proves a song can be heavy without having heavy, crunching guitars and pounding drums.

Courtesy: eOne Music

Courtesy: eOne Music

Wylde’s new video is just some of his latest news.  He will hit the road with the Black Sabbath tribute band Zakk Sabbath this coming week for a series of shows in southern California.  Those shows include performances at the NAMM party at The Grove of Anaheim on Jan. 21.

Zakk Sabbath has also been confirmed for performances at a handful of summer concert festivals.  Those festivals include MMR-B-Q, Rocklahoma and the recently sold out Rock on the Range.

Zakk Sabbath is made up of bassist Blasko (Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie) drummer Joey Castillo (Danzig, Queens of the Stone Age) and Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society).

Along with his performances with Zakk Sabbath, Wylde has also been tapped to perform on the 2017 Experience Hendrix tour alongside Billy Cox, Buddy Guy, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and many other famed artists from across the musical universe.  This year marks the third consecutive year that Wylde has been invited to be part of the Experience Hendrix Tour.

The dates for Wylde’s Zakk Sabbath Shows and Experience Hendrix shows are noted below.

Courtesy: eOne Music

Courtesy: eOne Music

Jan 19 – Brick by Brick – San Diego, CA*
Jan 20 – Alex’s Bar – Long Beach, CA*
Jan 21 – The Grove – Anaheim, CA*

Courtesy: eOne Music

Courtesy: eOne Music

2017 Experience Hendrix Tour
Feb 17 – Schnitzer Hall – Portland, OR
Feb 18 – Northern Quest Theater – Airway Heights, WA
Feb 19 –  Paramount Theater – Seattle, WA
Feb 20 – Hult Center – Eugene, OR
Feb 22 – Mondavi Center – Davis, CA
Feb 23 – Luther Burbank Center – Santa Rosa, CA
Feb 24 – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA
Feb 25 – Silver Legacy Casino – Reno, NV
Feb 28 – Ikeda Theater – Mesa, AZ
Mar 01 – Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
Mar 03 – Fantasy Springs Casino – Indio, CA
Mar 04 – Harrahs Events Center – Valley Center, CA
Mar 06 – Eccles Theatre – Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 07 – Paramount Theater – Denver, CO
Mar 09 – Verizon Theatre – Grand Prairie, TX
Mar 10 – Thalia Mara Hall – Jackson, MS
Mar 11 – Revention Music Center – Houston, TX
Mar 12 – Majestic Theater – San Antonio, TX
Mar 15 – Saenger Theater – New Orleans, LA
Mar 16 – Orpheum Theater – Memphis, TN
Mar 17 – Hard Rock Casino – Tulsa, OK
Mar 18 – Peabody Opera House – St Louis, MO
Mar 19 – The Palace Theater – Louisville, KY
Mar 21 – Taft Theater     – Cincinnati, OH
Mar 22 – Murat Theatre – Indianapolis, IN
Mar 23 – Fox Theatre – Detroit, MI
Mar 25 – Chicago Theatre – Chicago, IL
Mar 26 – Mystic Lake Casino – Prior Lake, MN

May 20 – MMR*B*Q – Camden, NJ*

*Zakk Sabbath

More information on Zakk Wylde’s upcoming tour dates, music and more is available online now at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.zakkwylde.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/zakkwylde

Twitter: http://twitter.com/ZakkWyldeBLS

 

 

 

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